Mirch Mumtaz – A Mocktail or Cocktail Drink

A Spicy Indian version of Tequila Sunrise? Yup, you can call it that but only in looks – the taste and the flavors are so much better. This is a great drink recipe to make with an Indian meal. The presentation is just the beginning of the ‘wow’ factor. Make it into a Cocktail or a Mocktail, and everyone is pleased! Cheers to that! Prep Time: 2 min Serves: 1 Ingredients: Ice Cubes – 3-4…

"Mirch Mumtaz – A Mocktail or Cocktail Drink"

Daulat Ki Chaat – Indian Street Food

This amazing Street Food can’t be breat! Chandni Chowk, a hub of whole sale business in Old Delhi but also known for the food – the street food, the kebabs, the chaats, the kheers, the sandwiches, chole 7 bhature, bedmi puris – the list is endless! Here is a little clip from the time I tried Daulat Ki Chaat, a sweet Milk Souffle. It is sold only during the winter months as it cannot hold…

"Daulat Ki Chaat – Indian Street Food"

Ghee (Clarified Butter) How-to Video

Ghee is a very integral part of a South Asian household. It is used for cooking and religious functions. The flavor, the aroma is so distinct and there is not a substitute for it. Clarified Butter in Hindi is called Ghee (घी) and in some of the other languages: Nepali: घ्यू ghyū, Urdu: گھی ghī, Bangla: ঘী ghī, Marathi: Toop (तूप), Kannada: ತುಪ್ಪ tuppa, Tamil: நெய் ney, Telugu: నెయ్యి neyyi, Somali: subaag, Arabic: السمنة‎. Little…

"Ghee (Clarified Butter) How-to Video"

Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips Recipe

Taking the Junk out of the junk-food, as Parents and as “grown-ups”, it’s a constant struggle. We want the taste, flavor and the ease minus the unhealthy aspect of it. In this Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips Recipe, we have done just that – under 30 minutes, you can have this on the table, even faster that you can go to Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonald’s! Eat right and stay healthy. Prep Time: 10 min Cook…

"Baked Tandoori Chicken Strips Recipe"

Puda / Chilla (Savoury Pancakes)

Puda (also known as Chilla in some parts of India) is a great dish that can be served as a snack, appetizer, main course or as a great week-end breakfast. The Chickpea flour in the Puda gives it some body, while the Rava keeps it light. The onions provide just the right amount of crunch and the cilantro gives color and wonderful aroma…. Ingredients: Semolina (Rava/Sooji) – 1 cup Chickpea Flour (Besan) – ½ cup…

"Puda / Chilla (Savoury Pancakes)"

Tindora

Tindora is a green vegetable which is popular in many parts of India and is known by many names (ivy gourd, kovakai, tondli, giloda…just to name a few). It resembles a watermelon but is only the size of your little pinky. Tindora can be cooked as a subzi all by itself or mixed with other vegetables like potato. Tindora are also used in many sambar recipes. When you’re running out of vegetables to cook, don’t…

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Curry Leaf Plant (Kadi Patta) Fertilizer

Curry Leaves are an important part of Indian cooking and quite a few of us take pride in the fact that we have one (or two or three…) at home. Yes, Hetal and I are very proud owners of quite a few of them and treat them like our babies. Taking them indoors during the winter months, feeling sad every time the leaves don’t look green enough, the excitement when there is a new plant……

"Curry Leaf Plant (Kadi Patta) Fertilizer"

Spinach & Carrots Pullao

I had been making this Spinach and Carrots Pullao dish on the stove top for a long time when I saw a book on Microwave cooking…looks like someone had read my mind AND my prayers had been answered!! Wow! The results were amazing! Now, I make it more often and my family just loves this Pullao/Pullav/ Pulav. The best part…I don’t have to hover around the stove and after we have relished it, I have only 1…

"Spinach & Carrots Pullao"

Eggless French Toast – Sweet & Savory

Sometimes it is very hard to replicate the texture of eggs but here is our version of Eggless French Toast that just can’t be beat! Try the sweet version for the sweet tooth or the savory one when you are just in the mood for something a little “not so sweet” 🙂 Enjoy! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min Makes – approx. 5 slices Ingredients: For the Batter: Besan/ Chickpea flour – 1/2…

"Eggless French Toast – Sweet & Savory"

Phulka (Roti)

Phulka, Fulka, Phulki, Roti are only some of the names given to this wonderful Indian unleavened bread. We at ShowMeTheCurry will refer to it as ‘Phulka’ – a staple in most Indian households and enjoyed on an everyday basis. The look my kids get on their faces when the Phulka balloons up and the ‘Wow’ each and every time are the small pleasures in life! Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Makes: 8-10…

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Makki Di Roti (Punjabi Corn Flour Bread)

“Sarson Da Saag, Makki di Roti, bhai wah kya swad”…that reminds me of Dara Singh. Anyone having grown up in India knows exactly what I am talking about. Besides the fact that it was Dara Singh saying those famous lines, the sentence holds so very true…the abundance of flavor and nutrition packed in this meal is amazing! The blob of butter on the top completes the meal…you’ve just got to try it the Punjabi way!…

"Makki Di Roti (Punjabi Corn Flour Bread)"

Doi Maach (Fish Cooked with Yogurt) – Bengali Cuisine

Doi Maach is a very unique dish with very little spices and the flavor of the fish is the star of the dish. “Doi” is Yogurt or Curds and “Maach” is Fish and the mix of the two is just right and a perfect blend. Rohu is an everyday fish in a Bengal and to get the authentic flavor, that is the best fish to use. Sometimes, it’s hard to find Rohu, here are some…

"Doi Maach (Fish Cooked with Yogurt) – Bengali Cuisine"

Mushroom Pulao

No Indian meal is complete without a flavorful rice dish. Try this delicious recipe for Mushroom Pulao, made with fragrant Basmati Rice and caramelized mushrooms. Serve it with raita, plain yogurt or a side salad…Wow! Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30 mins Serves: 4-5 Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup, washed and soaked for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Mushrooms – 8 oz, sliced thick Water – 2 cups Salt – 1 tsp Lemon/Lime…

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Spicy Potato Wedges

It’s hard to find too many people who don’t love potatoes. With the holidays coming up and big gatherings expected, try this simple recipe — Potato Wedges made the “ShowMeTheCurry” way…full of spices and flavor! Serve them up as appetizers for a party or just treat yourself to a batch! Ready for our prediction? These Spicy Potato Wedges will be a very important part of your lives and you’ll be looking for occasions to make…

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Dry Chutney Powder (Molaga/Milagai Podi)

Whether you are enjoying Idli, Dosa or any other South Indian specialty, a little bit of Dry Chutney Powder (also known as Molaga or Milagai Podi) can give you an incredible flavor boost. Sometimes called “Gun Powder” by spice loving enthusiasts, the slow roasting of different daals gives this molaga podi recipe the unique taste and texture that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.

"Dry Chutney Powder (Molaga/Milagai Podi)"

Eggless Marble Cake (Chocolate & Vanilla) Recipe

Some of us just can’t decide which to pick – Chocolate Cake or Vanilla Cake! Well, here is a simple and a very attractive solution, combine the two favorites and make a Marble Cake. Marble Cake is not just a “WOW” presentation but also has that “WOW” flavor effect, the subtle hints of vanilla give a flavor break from the decadent chocolate. Sink your teeth into a soft, spongy eggless cake and take a bite…

"Eggless Marble Cake (Chocolate & Vanilla) Recipe"

Chicken Biryani

This style of Chicken Biryani is called the ‘Pakki-Biryani’, where the chicken and the rice are cooked separately and then combined in the final step. There are a lot of different ways of making Biryani and here is one simple, easy and yet incredibly delicious recipe that is just ‘too good’ and we had to pass it on. Do not get intimidated by the number of ingredients or the steps…just follow along step-by-step and WOW…

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